Monday, April 28, 2008

Yeeee Haw! Old Crow Medicine Show.

Listening to the guys from "Old Crow Medicine Show" (alt-country-bluegrass)- you'd think they were 70 year old hillbillies. Great stuff! Great harmonies. I turn them up to past 11 and practise my cryin'/wailin' "vocal breaks" in the car or the way to work. I sound like a goat. I wish i could fiddle.

On this subject - yet another great podcast from Radiolab about the universality of country music. To summarise-country music only became popular when more than half the population had moved from the country to urban areas for work. The sense of longing for lost love, lost home, lost anything- makes it attractive to immigrants and losers the world over.

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